Mountain Biking Highlight
Cycling may not be permitted at this location.
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
Hohenstein Castle is one of the largest and most beautiful castle ruins in the region. Since the Hessian territorial reform, the castle has given its name to the community "Hohenstein". The imposing structure lies charmingly above the wooded low mountain range of the Untertaunus in what is probably the most beautiful section of the Aar valley. The defiant walls were built in 1190 by the Counts of Katzenelnbogen and in 1422 by Johann III. expanded. In 1604 the fortifications were repaired and strengthened by Moritz the Scholar. Hohenstein Castle was destroyed in the Thirty Years' War, and reconstruction by Landgrave Ernst failed after the end of the war. Hohenstein Castle is the historically most important place and at the same time the symbol of the community of Hohenstein. Every year during the season of the Taunusbühne Bad Schwalbach, the castle courtyard of the ruin becomes the backdrop for the castle festival. The castle can be visited free of charge from April to September. The keep of the castle is also accessible, from which one has a great view of the lower village of Burg-Hohenstein as well as the former station building of the Taunus community and the Gustav-Adolf-Kirche from 1884. Information boards in the entrance area inform visitors about the eventful past The BUND Hohenstein offers on the first Sunday of each month at Hohenstein Castle. The start is at 11:00 a.m., for adults, participation costs € 5.00. Guided tours within the opening times can be arranged by calling (0 61 20) 14 92 or by email at email@example.com contain the historical development of Hohenstein Castle and the descriptive description of today's ruins, taking into account the geology and the flora and fauna living there.
May 22, 2021
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